Great Gifts for Families! Children and adults will have fun sharing meals together for years to come with two of our top picks for family gifting: the Party Pizza Stone by Boska ($75.99) and the Party Raclette Grill Set by Trudeau ($119.95). Use the Party Pizza Stone to bake pizzas that will stay warm when placed over tealights on the cast iron stand. The child-friendly Party Raclette Grill Set gives everyone the chance to create their own meal with six trays for melting individual portions of cheese and a generous grilling surface for meats and veggies. We have a variety of raclette and other Alpine-style cheeses available. Not sure what to choose? Our cheese monger is here to help!
Cheese or Chocolate? How about chocolate in the shape of cheese? In the Berry region, the passion for good chocolate has been passed down through 4 generations of the Mercier family. Today, it is Daniel and his son Julien who perpetuate the know-how inherited from their forefathers in the manufacture of biscuits and chocolates. A traditional manufacturing process combined with a rigorous selection of the best cocoa varieties. The quality of the chocolate is one of the pillars of the chocolate factory, the creativity of its products is another. Chocolates in the shape of cheeses and salamis. In form or in content, the Maison Mercier has made chocolate an art and its imagination is limitless.
Mistletoe Java Everyone’s favorite holiday brew is back! From King Bean Coffee Roasters in Charleston, this festive coffee offers flavors of Cinnamon, Molasses, and Rum. Only made once a year — this is a wonderful coffee with subtle hints of flavor! Perfect to gift or to savor throughout the season.
The Nice List
- Don’t know what to get for the Wine Collector that has everything? Here is a small sampling of our “nice list” of special and limited bottles.
- Sea Smoke Ten Pinot Noir ‘20 $107.99/btl
- Sea Smoke Southing Pinot Noir ’20 $107.99/btl
- Raen Fort Ross-Seaview Pinot Noir ’16 $115.99
- Accendo Cellars Laurea Napa Red Wine ’18 $124.99/btl
- Antinori Tignanello ’19 $154.99
- Carte Blanche Missouri Hopper Cabernet ’18 $165.00/btl
- JL Chave L’Hermitage ’19 $319.99/btl
- Accendo Cellars Napa Cabernet Sauvignon ’16 $359.99/btl
- Guigal Ex Voto Ermitage ’07 $399.99/btl
- Jadot Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru ’15 $459.99/btl
- Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes ’07 $565.00/btl
- Harlan Estate Proprietary Red ’17 $1599.00/btl
Blue Champignon Grand Noir Blue Cambozola’s more sophisticated older brother. Generous blue veining and mild black pepper flavors allow the brightness of the milk to shine. $23.99/lb
Hay There The earthiness of raw milk gouda with the addictive crunch of walnuts and hazelnuts. Smooth, crunchy, nutty, and sweet. Dutch, unpasteurized cow’s milk cheese. $19.99/lb
Taleggio Tartu Italian soft-ripened cow’s milk. Unmistakable taleggio blended with precious summer truffle. Delicate and supple, intense and sophisticated. $25.99/lb
Wine of the Week
Chateau Rauzan-Segla ’18
“The 2018 Rauzan-Ségla is composed of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The wine has 14% alcohol, and it was aged for around 18 months in barriques, 65% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it comes galloping out of the glass with powerful, energetic scents of crushed black cherries, blackcurrant cordial and mulberries, plus suggestions of violets, star anise, chocolate mint and crushed rocks with a touch of tobacco leaf. The medium to full-bodied palate is jam-packed with taut, muscular black fruit layers, supported by firm, ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing with fantastic length and loads of earthy sparks. This is a thoroughbred Margaux, for sure, possessing amazing power in a very sleek, sophisticated package. Give it 5-7 years in bottle to unlock all those earth, floral and mineral nuances and drink it over the next 40 years or more. An incredible achievement that adeptly sidesteps the potentially overwhelming stamps of this extreme vintage. Bravo to Technical Director Nicolas Audebert and the team at Rauzan-Ségla!” 98+ Pts Wine Advocate $155.00/btl
Saturday Wine Tasting
Our Saturday Wine Tastings will return on January 7th! See you in the new year!!!
CLOSED Christmas Day
The Gourmet Shop is CLOSED on Sunday, December 25th to celebrate Christmas with our family and friends. Be sure to plan ahead for those last minute stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts.